Watch Twins Rookie Hit Homer on First-Ever Major League Pitch


Imagine stepping up to home plate, facing down your first-ever pitch in the Major Leagues. The score is 0-0. Fans are waiting with bated breath, and your family flew in that afternoon to cheer you on. You see the pitcher wind up, and suddenly the ball is hurtling at you. You give it a well-placed whack and start running before you realize... you just hit a home run.

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Last night, Eddie Rosario made this a reality.

At the bottom of the third inning, the rookie hit a home run during the Twins' game against the Athletics on his home turf at Target field. Thanks to his homer, the Twins scored a run and eventually went on to whomp the A's 13-0.

"It's something special. I didn't even imagine a home run on his first at-bat," Rosario's father said during an interview after watching the action. "I think I am the happiest father in this world right now."

Watch Rosario's big moment at the plate... and his subsequent cooler dump during his post-game interview.